Let Me Be Good to You

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Let Me Be Good to You
Studio album by Lou Rawls
Released May 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sound Lab Studios, Los Angeles
Davlen Sound Studios, Universal City, California
Genre Philadelphia soul, jazz
Length 37:34
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel, Thom Bell, Jack Faith
Lou Rawls chronology
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Let Me Be Good to You is a 1979 album by American R&B singer Lou Rawls, released on the Philadelphia International Records label. Production credits are split between Gamble & Huff, Thom Bell, Dexter Wansel and Jack Faith. Although full performance credits are not given on the album, it is known that new PIR signings The Jones Girls contributed to backing vocals. The album's lead single "Let Me Be Good to You" made #11 on the R&B chart, while the album itself peaked at #13 R&B and #49 pop.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time Will Take Care of Everything" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 4:36
  2. "What's the Matter with the World?" (Gamble, Huff) – 5:55
  3. "Tomorrow" (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse) – 3:59
  4. "We Keep Getting Closer to Being Farther Apart" (Lillian Lewis, Jack Perricone) – 4:11
  5. "Bark, Bite (Fight All Night)" (Thom Bell, LeRoy Bell, Casey James, Jack Robinson) – 4:28
  6. "Let Me Be Good to You" (Gamble, Huff) – 5:26
  7. "Lover's Holiday" (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 5:20
  8. "Sweet Tender Nights" (Leroy Bell, James) – 3:39


  • "Let Me Be Good to You" (US R&B #11)
  • "What's the Matter with the World" (did not chart)